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Chris Downing and jeff ebbets are now friends
Nov 23, 2010
Chris Downing commented on jeff ebbets's video
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clawhammer dueling banjos

"Great playing Jeff and a real nice sounding banjo. That a Deering? BTW - do they open that iron cell door, the one behind you, at any particular time or just when you need feeding. Is it part of playing the banjo to be behind such a strong looking…"
Nov 22, 2010
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Planxty George Brabazon

"Nice steady rhythm George - put a backing guitarist behind you and you'll be on the road and earning real dosh!"
Nov 22, 2010
Chris Downing replied to Bob Hansen's discussion Band in a Box for Metronome Practice in the group Flatpicking Essentials: Freshman Class 2010
"I'm probably with you on this one Ganon - I like the idea of playing along with backing tracks, but would also like to know how to do the backing myself. So when learning how to get through the chords I arrive at a point where I can make a…"
Nov 22, 2010
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Flatpicking Essentials: Freshman Class 2010

This group is for those that have recently started working with Dan Miller's Flatpicking Essentials Series, and want to share their thoughts and support each others development. General idea is, as a group, to actively work through F.E. together.
Nov 22, 2010
Robert Shafer left a comment for Chris Downing
"chris send me your email addy at robertshafer@verizon.net and i'll hook you up."
Jul 26, 2010
Chris Downing left a comment for Robert Shafer
"Thanks Robert, that would be great. If you send in any form you have I'll work out a way to look at it. If you send as a Midi file I can open in Sibelius and adjust the timing. I know the song pretty well as it was given to me in the 50's…"
Jul 26, 2010
Robert Shafer left a comment for Chris Downing
"that might be the case.....do you have the powertab software? i can send you the level 1 little rock....the only thing is this.....i didn't tab it out with the rests, proper value to the notes, etc...., so if you play it back in midi form,…"
Jul 26, 2010
Chris Downing left a comment for Robert Shafer
"I have version 2 and version 3 - was there ever a version 1 that wasn't given to the advanced class or did I just not pick up a copy?"
Jul 25, 2010
Robert Shafer left a comment for Chris Downing
"chris, good to hear from you. i know the feeling regarding little rock! it's a tough one, but worth the effort."
Jul 25, 2010
Robert Shafer and Chris Downing are now friends
Jul 25, 2010
Chris Downing commented on Chris Downing's photo
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Chris on Electric (somebody has to play em.)

"This was me in the original studio downstairs next to the kitchen. That didn't last long - lessons at 10.30 at night did embrace a lot of family enthusiasm!"
Mar 29, 2010
Chris Downing posted photos
Mar 29, 2010
Chris Downing and Justice Moore are now friends
Mar 29, 2010

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Favorite Flatpickers
Steve Kaufman, Cody Kilby, David Grier, Tony Rice, Stuart Ryan,
Favorite Guitars
Waghorn, Martin, Yamaha, Takamine
Tell us more about yourself (place a Bio here if you wish)
Teacher and Player working in Wiltshire, UK
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At 9:31am on July 25, 2010, Robert Shafer said…
chris, good to hear from you. i know the feeling regarding little rock! it's a tough one, but worth the effort.
At 12:34am on July 26, 2010, Robert Shafer said…
that might be the case.....do you have the powertab software? i can send you the level 1 little rock....the only thing is this.....i didn't tab it out with the rests, proper value to the notes, etc...., so if you play it back in midi form, it's gonna sound weird (aka out of time)
At 8:34pm on July 26, 2010, Robert Shafer said…
chris send me your email addy at robertshafer@verizon.net and i'll hook you up.

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